The Town of Okotoks supports various outdoor skating rinks and tobogganing hills located on public lands throughout town. Rinks are snow cleared and flooded as resources permit on normal business days. Please stay off the ice while it is being flooded or cleared of snow. Please be courteous to other skaters and adjacent property owners. Recreational skaters have the right of way over hockey play. CSA-approved helmets must be worn when hockey sticks are in hand. The rinks are unsupervised and helmets are strongly recommended.
Tobogganing hills are inspected for hazards, but are not groomed. Unattended jumps will be removed. Helmet use while sledding is also strongly recommended. These amenities are free for public use and a great way to get the whole family active during winter.
Fire Services and Municipal Enforcement would like to remind residents that there is a real danger of falling through the ice on storm retention ponds and the Sheep River due to changing water levels. Water quality and changing weather conditions, ice quality and thickness can be significantly reduced. Storm pond water/ice contact is prohibited. It is dangerous to walk, play or skate on any open bodies of water.